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Fashion Passion…Get the scoop on this year’s hottest designers and graphic artists at the Denver Art Museum’s annual fund-raising party, “The Art of Fashion.” Join the CultureHausthe social and educational branch of the Museumin welcoming its new chairman, Mayor John Hickenlooper, and outbid your fellow trendsters on fab new styles or a super sweet graphically customized scooter. Sat 6-10 p.m. Walnut Foundry, 3002 Walnut St. Tickets $35-$60. For more information or tickets, visit www.culturehaus.com. Enter event code CITY.
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…We’ll never tell, but which state are you? In the critically acclaimed “Red Scare,” Chicago comedy troupe The Second City reflects on the blue-state/red-state divide, hitting on racial, political and educational issues with side-splitting humor. Jan 26-May 21, show times vary. Denver Performing Arts Complex, Garner Galleria Theater, 14th and Curtis streets. Tickets $20-$28. For more information or tickets, call 303-893-4100 or visit www.denvercenter.org.
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Four Continents, One Woman…Notebook in hand, professional skier Lindsay Yaw of Colorado has traversed her way through arctic Norway, climbed the Chilean Andes, and attacked the Canadian backcountry, on foot and on skis. Join her for a multi-media presentation of her National Geographic-caliber adventures and her endeavors to succeed as a professional athlete and writer. Tue 7:00 p.m. Outdoor Divas, 1133 Pearl St., Boulder. For more information, call 303-449-3482 or visit www.outdoordivas.com.
Sweet Emotions…In this classic lineup of rock icons, Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz will share the spotlight for a rock ‘n’ roll evening to remember. Bonus: A new stage strategy lets the audience get up close ‘n’ personalsweaty, evenwith the band, who will perform on mid-auditorium ramps. Mon 7:30 p.m. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. Tickets $55-$125. For more information or tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Get Your Freeze On… and your blood racing in the Seventh Annual Polar Bear Run during the University of Denver Winter Carnival Program. Temps may be chilly, but your heart will be warm knowing all proceeds from the race go toward The Bridge Project, an outreach program providing educational and career opportunities for people residing in Denver’s public housing developments. Sun 10:00 a.m. Washington Park, 1700 E. Louisiana Ave. Fees $10-$15. For more information, call 303-694-2030 or visit www.bkbltd.com.